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not even remain in the g-8. >> we go directly to nbc's jim maceda in moscow. jim, what are we to make of president putin's actions here? >> reporter: hi, eric. so far, it's playing out very much along the old soviet playbook, isn't it? you have russia asked to intervene in crimea by russian compatriots under threat. putin had got the use of force and 24 hours later, russian forces have pretty much neutralized crimea without firing a shot. so he's already attained his key short-term goal, anyhow, and i think that's reminding kiev and reminding the west that vladimir putin can't be cut out of ukraine's future. and that he truly is prepared to use his facility anywhere in ukraine, if used to defend his interests. and that doesn't seem to worry him at all, this idea of consequences, for him not going or going to the g-8 or whoever comes to the g-8 doesn't seem to be a big issue. his larger goal, analysts tell us, is to bring ukraine into a kind of soviet economic union, something that would rival the eu. okay, that doesn't look very likely now that kiev is going pro-west, but they say put
related to the historic impacts of jim crow and slavery. these are areas where black men started out behind and remained often behind. take unemployment. 5% for white men roughly but 12% for black men and 8% for latino men. among 16 to 24-year-olds not enrolled in school fewer than half have jobs. those are long term and persistent inequities. then he addressed a second category. systemic racism that operates today holding young men of color back even when their work or their conduct or their choices are the same as other americans. look at smoking weed for example. black and white people use pot at similar rates. black americans are three times as likely as white people to be arrested for marijuana or look at what happens when you mess around in school or cut class and get into a fight which a lot of kids do sooner or later. today they make up more than 70% of all students referred to leempt. black students are 3 1/2 times more likely to be expelled than white students. only half graduate from high school on time. after citing some of the statistics himself president obama said this
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